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Two Different “Hideaway” Spots for Dining in Dobbs Ferry

Food for Thought by Linda Viertel –  Sweet and Savory As of January 2020, Mix on Main in Dobbs Ferry will be known as Sweet and Savory (visit: www.sweetandsavory.cafe). And, with the restaurant’s new name, owner/chefs Samantha and Steve Lopez will be serving b... More »

The Cullens of Ogden Engine: Four Generations
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Two Dobbs Ferry Families, Each with Four Generations of Firefighters

by Barrett Seaman –  John Cullen’s father was the first in his family to join Dobbs Ferry’s Ogden Engine Company and the first to join at age 18. That was in 1921, not long after the first motorized fire truck replaced the old horse-drawn wagons. That put a pr... More »

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World-Renowned Quantum Physicist to Speak in Dobbs Ferry

  Professor Dovid Yehuda (Tom) Imbo is currently an associate professor of Physics at the University of Illinois. But how he got there, growing up in the rough streets of Chicago’s Near West Side, getting his Ph.D. at the University of Texas, and then doing po... More »

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Dobbs Ferry “Mayor Bob” Bids Farewell–and Thanks

 In a final newsletter to his constituents, outgoing Dobbs Ferry Mayor Bob McLoughlin looks back–with satisfaction: This will be my final newsletter.  I’m honored and humbled that the good people of Dobbs Ferry chose me to serve and represent them as Mayor to ... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Season Ends With 21-7 Loss to Valhalla

By Tom Pedulla At least for this year, there is a changing of the guard in Section 1 Class C football. Valhalla, which had not advanced this far since 2001, toppled defending champion Dobbs Ferry 21-7 on Saturday at Mahopac High School to advance to the state ... More »

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iPic Theater in Dobbs Ferry to Close Monday

By Rick Pezzullo The iPic Theaters Westchester will screen its last film this weekend as the Dobbs Ferry theater will close as part of a company restructuring. The official closure will be on Monday, November 11 and follows parent company, iPic Theaters, filin... More »

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Residents to Vote on $19.7M Dobbs Ferry School Bond October 22

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents in the Dobbs Ferry School District will be heading to the polls on October 22 to weigh in on a $19,977,378 capital project bond referendum that officials maintain will fund necessary building improvements and safety issues without... More »

L-R: Trustees Maura Daroczy, Vincent Rossillo and Christy Sheppard Knell.
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Dobbs Ferry to Elect New Mayor in November Election

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents in the Village of Dobbs Ferry will be electing a new mayor in the November 5 election. With current Mayor Bob McLoughlin not seeking a second two-year term, eight-year Trustee Vincent Rossillo, as the only declared candidate who w... More »

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Arrest Made in Dobbs Ferry Hit-and-Run Incident

By Barrett Seaman Dobbs Ferry Police arrested Hastings on Hudson resident Johnny David Machado, who turns 27 on October 7, for the hit-and-run death of Rocco DePaolo on September 20th as he crossed South Broadway at 9:15pm. He was charged with one count of vio... More »

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Rivertowns Food Market, And the Winners are…

An occasional bout of drizzle was not enough to dampen either enthusiasm or turnout at Saturday’s second annual Rivertown Public Market at Dobbs Ferry’s Waterfront Park. “It felt like the entire Rivertowns came down to the Market,” said organizer Ali Moss, “an... More »

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Dobbs Ferry’s Bill Florin is Committed to Service

by Barrett Seaman –  Some folks in town call him “Captain America.” He is often dressed in a uniform, which makes sense for someone who has been in one uniform or another since he was in high school. Even when he’s not, he’s almost certain to display red, whit... More »

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9/14 from 11 am to 5 pm

Save the date! Saturday, September 14 Rivertown Public Market at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Hudson Independent is proud to support the Rivertown Public Market as an official media sponsor. For a complete list of vendors and updates about... More »

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Residents Favor a Vibrant Downtown Dobbs Ferry

by Abby Luby –  A year’s worth of surveys and testimonials on how to invigorate downtown Dobbs Ferry was presented to the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees in mid-May. Raven David, Coordinator of the Dobbs Ferry Downtown Improvement Task Force, highlighted the sal... More »